OWA, Foley, Alabama
OWA is a 520+ acre destination resort in Foley, Alabama. Phase One of OWA features a themed amusement park with 21 rides, and a variety of shopping and dining experiences surrounding a picturesque lake. The lake is what inspired the name OWA, which means “big water” in the Creek Indian language. The STOA team provided master planning, architectural design and construction documents for the 154,000 sq. ft. of Retail, Dining and Entertainment space, 14 acre lake, 1.5 acre island, and 14 acre amusement park. The work involved up to 40 buildings and structures that included pavilions and pedestrian bridges.